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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Introduction
Class Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 104
This workshop is designed for instructors new to Blackboard Learn 9.1 or anyone who would like a refresher course. We will address the basics of navigation, course tools, and procedures necessary to create new course

Making Course Content Accessible: Audio and Video
Class Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Start Time: 11:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 318

Buffalo State is engaging in an effort to promote accessibility of course ma


Making Course Content Accessible - PowerPoint
Class Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 318
Buffalo State is engaging in an effort to promote accessibility of course materials in classes,

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Open Lab
Class Date: Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 104
This lab is an open forum devoted to answering questions and solving problems that faculty may have about navigating Blackboard Learn 9.1. Bring your course-specific questions and have them a

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Introduction
Class Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 104
This workshop is designed for instructors new to Blackboard Learn 9.1 or anyone who would like a refresher course. We will address the basics of navigation, course tools, and procedures necessary to create new course

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Introduction
Class Date: Friday, September 04, 2015
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 104
This workshop is designed for instructors new to Blackboard Learn 9.1 or anyone who would like a refresher course. We will address the basics of navigation, course tools, and procedures necessary to create new course

Active Learning
Class Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
Active Learning promotes learner accountability in the classroom by requiring that students do more than listen. They must read, write, share, collaborate, and thinking critically to solve problems. In this workshop, facilitators demonstrate the ways in which Buffalo State Active Learning Classrooms

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Assessments
Class Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 104
This workshop focuses on the available assessment tools in the latest version of Blackboard Learn. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create, configure, and deploy individual and group assignmen

Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 318

Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. 

The college’s new content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level. Through this brief training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create, edit, and mainta


Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
Class Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120

In this workshop, we will discuss the benefits and


Blackboard Learn 9.1: Open Lab
Class Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 104
This lab is an open forum devoted to answering questions and solving problems that faculty may have about navigating Blackboard Learn 9.1. Bring your course-specific questions and have them a

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Open Lab
Class Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 104
This lab is an open forum devoted to answering questions and solving problems that faculty may have about navigating Blackboard Learn 9.1. Bring your course-specific questions and have them a

Teaching Commons
Class Date: Friday, September 11, 2015
Start Time: 8:30:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Teaching commons, an ongoing roundtable discussion of 21st Century  pedagogical practices, offers faculty and staff the chance to share teaching successes and discuss ways to avoid common challenges. In the first commons, Bill White will lead a discussion that centers on helping first-generatio

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Assessments
Class Date: Friday, September 11, 2015
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 104
This workshop focuses on the available assessment tools in the latest version of Blackboard Learn. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create, configure, and deploy individual and group assignmen

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Introduction
Class Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 104
This workshop is designed for instructors new to Blackboard Learn 9.1 or anyone who would like a refresher course. We will address the basics of navigation, course tools, and procedures necessary to create new course

Collaborative Learning
Class Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
Collaborative learning is defined as a learning environment in which two or more people are engaged in an attempt to acquire new knowledge or skills. Recent research suggests that collaborative learning engages students by providing the opportunity to share ideas and con-construct kno

Ensemble- Campus Video Solution - Introduction and Demo
Class Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 104
Ensemble is the media server solution that allows the Buffalo State community to manage and publish their audio and video files into an LMS such as Blackboard and on other websites. If

Keys to Professional Development
Class Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Do you want to know what the real purpose of performance management process is? This is the first of a 4 part series to help supervisors empower, establish trust, set boundaries and create accountability for those that supervise. 

Backward Design Step 1: Developing Course Objectives and Priorities
Class Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Introduction
Class Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 104
This workshop is designed for instructors new to Blackboard Learn 9.1 or anyone who would like a refresher course. We will address the basics of navigation, course tools, and procedures necessary to create new course

Workplace Violence Prevention Training
Class Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: CLEV 418

Participation in this training is mandated for all public employees under NYS Labor Law §27b.  This law also mandates that all public employees participate in annual workplace violence prevention training.  Employees must either attend a classroom session or may f


Blackboard Learn 9.1: Assessments
Class Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 104
This workshop focuses on the available assessment tools in the latest version of Blackboard Learn. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create, configure, and deploy individual and group assignmen

Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 318

Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. 

The college’s new content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level. Through this brief training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create, edit, and mainta


Performance Planning and Development
Class Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Start Time: 2:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
Performance Management can build relationships while ensuring high levels of work performance. The forms should summarize expectations, and align objective of employee and supervisor. IN this interactive session, participants will apply knowledge and tools to PEPDS forms, with greater understanding

Conquering Your Leadership Challenge with Political Savvy (Webinar)
Class Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Leaders have numerous challenges they mus

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Open Lab
Class Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 104
This lab is an open forum devoted to answering questions and solving problems that faculty may have about navigating Blackboard Learn 9.1. Bring your course-specific questions and have them a

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Assessments
Class Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 104
This workshop focuses on the available assessment tools in the latest version of Blackboard Learn. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create, configure, and deploy individual and group assignmen

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Open Lab
Class Date: Friday, September 25, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 104
This lab is an open forum devoted to answering questions and solving problems that faculty may have about navigating Blackboard Learn 9.1. Bring your course-specific questions and have them a

Exploration vs. Coverage Models of Education
Class Date: Friday, September 25, 2015
Start Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
Join this interactive presentation to find out what the differences between coverage and exploratory models of teaching are. Participants will engage in dialog about pedagogical practices that lead to increased levels of student engagement and ultimate success.

Putting the Power in your Powerpoint!
Class Date: Monday, September 28, 2015
Start Time: 2:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
Make your presentations pop, not flow with these five ways to get the most out of slideshows. These tips and ticks will serve you well!

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Open Lab
Class Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 104
This lab is an open forum devoted to answering questions and solving problems that faculty may have about navigating Blackboard Learn 9.1. Bring your course-specific questions and have them a

Teaching in the 21st Century
Class Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Start Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
NSSE results note that 21st Century students want classrooms that have high levels of engagement and interest. In these workshops, Bill White will lead a discussions of high-impact practices that have been successful in higher-education classrooms. In addition, Dr. White will summariz

Teaching Commons II
Class Date: Friday, October 02, 2015
Start Time: 8:30:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Teaching commons, an ongoing roundtable discussion of 21st Century pedagogical practices, offers faculty and staff a chance to share teaching successes and discuss ways to avoid common challenges. In this commons, Bill White will lead a discussions that centers on differences between coverage and ex

High-Impact Practices in the Classroom
Class Date: Monday, October 05, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
The National Survey of Student Engagement, better known as NSSE, suggests that high-impact practices, such as engaging in service-learning or a learning community, can significantly enrich the collegiate experience for undergraduates. Join colleagues in this discussion on how to include these practi

Focus on Outcomes in Goal Writing
Class Date: Monday, October 05, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
If performance programs are done correctly they should serve as a guide as a guidepost, confirm that the job is being done well, is part of a collaborative process. Effective goal setting establishes standards and targets for performances. SMART goals will be discussed.

Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 318

Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. 

The college’s new content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level. Through this brief training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create, edit, and mainta


Office Skills: Telephone Etiquette
Class Date: Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Start Time: 2:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
You say the phone rings and answering it is your job? Quite frankly, the telephone is the number one line of communication with unhappy customers and therefore we need to make sure that we handle it correctly. And the first thing has to happen the phone is to....answer it.

So Far, So Good?
Class Date: Monday, October 12, 2015
Start Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
You''ve been here a month. Now what? In this roundtable discussion, new faculty are asked to share their thoughts and experiences on their first month at Buffalo State.

Thinking about Renewal, Promotion, and Continuing Appointment
Class Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
Join fellow faculty members as they discuss their roads to continuing appointment (Tenure) and promotion. This panel discussion offers valuable insights into the renewal and tenure process. Ample opportunity for questions and answers; follow short introduction comments.

From Chaos to Calm Dealing with Difficult People
Class Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
A person shows up at your front desk..yelling, crying, upset, frustrated, tearful, angry, overwhelmed, pushy, aggravated, annoyed, demanding, obnoxious, smelly, drunk, disoriented...what did you do? This two hour video will offer information and suggestions for handling difficult situations.

Workplace Violence Prevention Training
Class Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: CLEV 418

Participation in this training is mandated for all public employees under NYS Labor Law §27b.  This law also mandates that all public employees participate in annual workplace violence prevention training.  Employees must either attend a classroom session or may f


Research foundation Review: IRB and Grant Planning
Class Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
If your research project involves human participants, but you''re not sure what level of review, attend the institutional review board workshop on November 20th. Before the review process, researches must be sure that their project is in fact, research with human participants as defined by the feder

DISCover your Strenths and build better teams
Class Date: Monday, October 19, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Our ability to work more effectively with others may be as simple as understanding their personality and what drives them to do things they do. This workshop will introduce participants to teh DISC personality Profile, a tool not only to learn about yourself, but more importantly to learn about othe

Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 318

Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. 

The college’s new content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level. Through this brief training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create, edit, and mainta


Ensemble- Campus Video Solution - Introduction and Demo
Class Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 104
Ensemble is the media server solution that allows the Buffalo State community to manage and publish their audio and video files into an LMS such as Blackboard and on other websites. If

Backward Design Step 2: Developing Course Assessments
Class Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
In this workshop, we will discuss the concept of using the Backward Design Curriculum Planning Framework to develop assessments that measure student mastery of course objectives. This discussion will include the different types

PEPDS Appraisals
Class Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Start Time: 2:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
Delivering feedback, is critical to PEPDS. Will discuss how to address performance issues and not get in trouble with the union. Union representation will be onsite.

Teaching Commons III
Class Date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Start Time: 8:30:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Teaching Commons, an ongoing roundtable discussion of the 21st Century pedagogical practices, offers faculty and staff the change to share teaching successes and discuss ways to avoid common challenges. In this first commons, Bill White will lead discussion on valuing diversity within coursework.

Introduction to Universal Design for Learning and the Affective Learning Network
Class Date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Knowing that diversity is the norm not the exception, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) considers the needs of the broadest possible range of users from the initial phases of course development. The goal of UDL is to minimize barriers and maximize learning for ALL students. The UDL principles enab

Authentic Assessment
Class Date: Monday, October 26, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
What are authentic assessments and how c

Help! It's Midterm and Half my Students are Failing!
Class Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Start Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
Have you graded your midterm exams, papers, or projects and found that a lot of students are failing? If so, this discussion will help you find the answers to many of the questions you might be asking. 

Locating and Using Electronic Resources In Your Course
Class Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 314
This workshop will provide guidance for locating electronic resources for online, blended, and campus courses. Attendees will learn about Buffalo State resources for video, audio, images, and e-books. In addition, they will be introduced to a number of Open Education Resources.
Pres

Universal Design for Learning: The Recognition Learning Network
Class Date: Friday, October 30, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Knowing that diversity is the norm not the exception, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) considers the needs of the broadest possible range of users from the initial phases of course development. The goal of UDL is to minimize barriers and maximize learning for ALL students.

There is


Backward Design Step 3: Developing the Learning Plan
Class Date: Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Once you have developed course objectives and created the course assessments, it’s time to consider how you will prepare students to meet your goals. In this workshop we will discuss the development of the learning plan and strategies for ensuring that students are able to successfully master

Authentic Assessment
Class Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
What are authentic assessments and how c

Community of Inquiry - Teaching Presence
Class Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Community of Inquiry (CoI) is a theoretical framework that explains the online learning experience in terms of interactions between three overlapping presences: Teaching, Social, and Cognitive.

Teaching Presence is the core role of the online instructor. The three components of Teaching


Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 318

Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. 

The college’s new content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level. Through this brief training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create, edit, and mainta


Workplace Violence Prevention Training
Class Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: CLEV 418

Participation in this training is mandated for all public employees under NYS Labor Law §27b.  This law also mandates that all public employees participate in annual workplace violence prevention training.  Employees must either attend a classroom session or may f


Webinar - Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
Class Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of online learning. We will also review research

Teaching Commons IV
Class Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Start Time: 8:30:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Teaching commons, an ongoing roundtable discussion of 21st Century pedagogical practices, offers faculty and staff the chance to share teaching successes and discuss ways to avoid common challenges. In this commons, Bill White will lead a discussion that centers on helping students gain more from th

Universal Design for Learning: The Strategic Learning Network
Class Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Knowing that diversity is the norm not the exception, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) considers the needs of the broadest possible range of users from the initial phases of course development. The goal of UDL is to minimize barriers and maximize learning for ALL students.

Many stud


Customer Service in Higher Education
Class Date: Monday, November 16, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
This full-day class will analyze four primary communication styles and how they impact your interactions at work. It will provided strategies for getting your message heard, presenting ideas and gathering information from those with differing styles of communication.

Community of Inquiry - Social Presence
Class Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Social Presence is the ability of learners to project their personal characteristics into the learning community. In many face-to-face classes, social presence occurs naturally as students engage with one another in a variety of ways. In online courses, opportunities for students to engage in Social

Designing and Organizing your Course in Blackboard
Class Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Deciding how to organize your course resources and activities in Blackboard can be challenging. What is the best way to present your content so that students will have a successful experience? In this workshop, attendees will preview course template options and discuss designing strategies that can

Strengths Quest
Class Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Start Time: 2:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
The Underlying principle of StrengthsQuest is that focusing on strengths, rather than concentrating on improving weaknesses is the key to SUCCESS. I''''''''m looking for individuals that are interested in finding out their strength or talent. StreghthsQuest is a 30 minute online assessment to identi

Community of Inquiry - Cognitive Presence
Class Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Designing Cognitive Presence into online courses provides students with opportunities to construct meaning through sustained communication. These opportunities include exchanging information, connecting and reflecting, and applying newly developed understandings. In this workshop, we will discuss st

Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 318

Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. 

The college’s new content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level. Through this brief training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create, edit, and mainta


Interaction – Communication and Collaboration
Class Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Effective communication, collaboration, and negotiation are critical workplace skills. In this workshop, we will discuss the various types of online interactions that can be used to support student development of these skills. We will also discuss the importance of interaction and its impact on stud

Webinar - Backward Design Step 1: Developing Course Objectives and Priorities
Class Date: Thursday, December 03, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
In this webinar, we will discuss the concept of using the Backward Design Curriculum Planning Framework to st

Teaching Commons V
Class Date: Friday, December 04, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Teaching Commons, an ongoing roundtable discussion of 21st Century pedagogical practices, offers faculty and staff the chance to share teaching successes and discuss ways to avoid common challenges. In this commons, Bill White will lead a discussion that centers on what we have learned during the se

Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 318

Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. 

The college’s new content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level. Through this brief training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create, edit, and mainta


Ensemble- Campus Video Solution - Introduction and Demo
Class Date: Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 104
Ensemble is the media server solution that allows the Buffalo State community to manage and publish their audio and video files into an LMS such as Blackboard and on other websites. If

Open SUNY COTE Quality Rubric (OSCQR)
Class Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Whether you are designing a new online course or refreshing an existing online course, the Open SUNY COTE Quality Rubric (OSCQR) can guide your process. OSCQR includes 37 basic standards and an additional accessibility rubric with 37 standards. This rubric can be used a guide if you are developing a

Workplace Violence Prevention Training
Class Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: CLEV 418

Participation in this training is mandated for all public employees under NYS Labor Law §27b.  This law also mandates that all public employees participate in annual workplace violence prevention training.  Employees must either attend a classroom session or may f


Webinar - Backward Design Step 2: Developing Course Assessments
Class Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
In this webinar, we will discuss the concept of using the Backward Design Curriculum Planning Framework to de

Webinar - Authentic Assessment
Class Date: Thursday, February 04, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
What are authentic assessments and how can they help students develop real world knowledge, skills, and abili

Webinar - Backward Design Step 3: Developing the Learning Plan
Class Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Once you have developed course objectives and created the course assessments, it’s time to consider how

Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
Class Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120

In this workshop, we will discuss the benefits and


Ensemble- Campus Video Solution - Introduction and Demo
Class Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 104
Ensemble is the media server solution that allows the Buffalo State community to manage and publish their audio and video files into an LMS such as Blackboard and on other websites. If

Webinar - Designing and Organizing your Course in Blackboard
Class Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Deciding how to organize your course resources and activities in Blackboard can be challenging. What is the b

Backward Design Step 1: Developing Course Objectives and Priorities
Class Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120

Backward Design Step 2: Developing Course Assessments
Class Date: Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
In this workshop, we will discuss the concept of using the Backward Design Curriculum Planning Framework to develop assessments that measure student mastery of course objectives. This discussion will include the different types

Community of Inquiry - Teaching Presence
Class Date: Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Community of Inquiry (CoI) is a theoretical framework that explains the online learning experience in terms of interactions between three overlapping presences: Teaching, Social, and Cognitive.

Teaching Presence is the core role of the online instructor. The three components of Teaching


Locating and Using Electronic Resources In Your Course
Class Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 314
This workshop will provide guidance for locating electronic resources for online, blended, and campus courses. Attendees will learn about Buffalo State resources for video, audio, images, and e-books. In addition, they will be introduced to a number of Open Education Resources.
Pres

Backward Design Step 3: Developing the Learning Plan
Class Date: Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Once you have developed course objectives and created the course assessments, it’s time to consider how you will prepare students to meet your goals. In this workshop we will discuss the development of the learning plan and strategies for ensuring that students are able to successfully master

Community of Inquiry - Social Presence
Class Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Social Presence is the ability of learners to project their personal characteristics into the learning community. In many face-to-face classes, social presence occurs naturally as students engage with one another in a variety of ways. In online courses, opportunities for students to engage in Social

Webinar - Interaction – Communication and Collaboration
Class Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Effective communication, collaboration, and negotiation are critical workplace skills. In this webinar, we wi

Designing and Organizing your Course in Blackboard
Class Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Deciding how to organize your course resources and activities in Blackboard can be challenging. What is the best way to present your content so that students will have a successful experience? In this workshop, attendees will preview course template options and discuss designing strategies that can

Community of Inquiry - Cognitive Presence
Class Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Designing Cognitive Presence into online courses provides students with opportunities to construct meaning through sustained communication. These opportunities include exchanging information, connecting and reflecting, and applying newly developed understandings. In this workshop, we will discuss st

Webinar - Interaction – Using Online Discussions to Facilitate Interaction
Class Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Online discussions can be used to facilitate and encourage interaction not only in online courses, but also i

Interaction – Communication and Collaboration
Class Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Effective communication, collaboration, and negotiation are critical workplace skills. In this workshop, we will discuss the various types of online interactions that can be used to support student development of these skills. We will also discuss the importance of interaction and its impact on stud

Webinar - Open SUNY COTE Quality Rubric (OSCQR)
Class Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Whether you are designing a new online course or refreshing an existing online course, the Open

Authentic Assessment
Class Date: Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
What are authentic assessments and how c

Introduction to Universal Design for Learning and the Affective Learning Network
Class Date: Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Knowing that diversity is the norm not the exception, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) considers the needs of the broadest possible range of users from the initial phases of course development. The goal of UDL is to minimize barriers and maximize learning for ALL students. The UDL principles enab

Universal Design for Learning: The Recognition Learning Network
Class Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Knowing that diversity is the norm not the exception, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) considers the needs of the broadest possible range of users from the initial phases of course development. The goal of UDL is to minimize barriers and maximize learning for ALL students.

There is


Open SUNY COTE Quality Rubric (OSCQR)
Class Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Whether you are designing a new online course or refreshing an existing online course, the Open SUNY COTE Quality Rubric (OSCQR) can guide your process. OSCQR includes 37 basic standards and an additional accessibility rubric with 37 standards. This rubric can be used a guide if you are developing a

Universal Design for Learning: The Strategic Learning Network
Class Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Knowing that diversity is the norm not the exception, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) considers the needs of the broadest possible range of users from the initial phases of course development. The goal of UDL is to minimize barriers and maximize learning for ALL students.

Many stud


Ensemble- Campus Video Solution - Introduction and Demo
Class Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 104
Ensemble is the media server solution that allows the Buffalo State community to manage and publish their audio and video files into an LMS such as Blackboard and on other websites. If




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